encephalitozoon


en·ceph·a·li·to·zo·on

noun \-ˌlīt-ə-ˈzō-ˌän, -ˈzō-ən\

Definition of ENCEPHALITOZOON

1
capitalized : a genus of protozoans of the order Microsporidia that infect the brain and kidneys of numerous mammals and that include one (E. cuniculi) infecting humans and especially immunocompromised individuals
2
plural en·ceph·a·li·to·zoa \-ˈzō-ə\ : any protozoan of the genus Encephalitozoon

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